To give our Veterans in need the smile they have earned by providing critical dental care.
Ayuda (Help) of Southern Arizona Inc was established May 14, 2015 as a 501(c)3 IRS tax exempt not-for-profit. The Smiles for Veterans program was established in 2016 after identifying Veterans as an under-served population in terms of dental care. The Veterans Administration provides limited dental services. Most low to no-cost care is aimed at single issue treatment such as cleaning, filling and single tooth extractions. Veterans suffering from illness and financial hardship often have issues that cannot be cared for through these programs. These are the circumstances that Smiles for Veterans targets.